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Breed group: Toy Type: Pure Breed Talent: Watchdog
Size: Small Weight: 5-7 pounds Fur length: Long Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black & Brown, Black & White
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find Climate: Not good for cold climate.
The Biewer is also known as the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pon, the Biewer Yorkie or just the Biewer. It is a fairly new toy breed that originated in Germany in 1984 when a puppy with unique, white markings appeared in a litter of Yorkshire terriers owned by Gertrude and Werner Biewer. The breed was instantly liked by the two breeders and they started selective breeding to produce more.
The dog has balance, toy-sized frame covering in long straight hair that usually comes in stripped patterns of black and white, brown and white and blue and white. The head of this dog is flat with medium sized muzzle, expressive eyes and a pair of erect. V-shaped ears. If left natural, the Biewer terrier's tail is carried low or slightly above horizontal.
The breed is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major club.
Biewers are tri-colored dogs with the body being blue or black and white. There is no preferred pattern or frequency of colour. The coloring of the head can be blue, black, white, gold, tan or any combination thereof. Pattern is not as important as symmetry of color.
The Biewer Terrier's coat is long, straight and silky to the touch. They do not have an undercoat. The long hair around the face is sometimes trimmed or tied into a topknot to keep it out of the dog's face.
The Biewer is an excellent companion dog. They are affectionate and loving as well as very smart, clever, energetic, brave and loyal. Very kind to all family, specially to children, they do best with older, gentle children simply due to their small size. They have a sweet disposition but they must receive proper training and socialization. The Biewer can get along well with other dogs and pets in the family if it is well socialized with them from very young age. Very alert and curious of its surrounding, the dog makes an excellent watch dog and will signal any unusual change including arrival of an stranger. The dog is very suitable for apartment living since the it does not require large open spaces. It is content with playing indoor. It is a very good family dog and watchdog to have.
The long coat may seem difficult to groom, in reality it is very easy to take care of. The long silky hair are straight and daily brushing will keep them free of dirt and tangles. The coat should be sprayed with water or conditioner otherwise brushing a dry coat will cause damage to the hair. Ears should be checked regularly for infection.
The Biewer is clever and smart dog that responds well to gentle training sessions. It should be trained for obedience and the trainer should display calm, confident and authoritative qualities.
The Biewer is an energetic breed but most of its exercise needs are fulfilled during indoor play. The dog however would need to go to walks to satisfy its primal instinct to walk.